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Political Science 216: Introduction to Law: Advanced Searching

Advanced Search Connectors

For Advanced searches, use connectors or expanders to specify the relationships that should exist between search terms in your retrieved documents.

 

Connector

Definition

&

AND

space

OR

" "

Phrase

%

But not

!

Root expander

*

Universal character

/s

In same sentence

+s

Preceding within sentence

/p

In same paragraph

+p

Preceding within paragraph

/n

Within n terms of

+n

Preceding within n terms of

 

Search Examples

In the Advanced Search Search text box, type a search similar to one of the examples below, then choose a resource to search and click Search.

 

eminent /s domain (This search retrieves documents that contain the word eminent in the same sentence as the word domain.)

 

"patriot act" /p wiretap! (This search retrieves documents that contain the phrase patriot act in the same paragraph as any word with the root wiretap.)

 

brand /5 strategy (This search retrieves documents that contain the word brand within 5 words of the word strategy.)

Search Shortcuts for Journals, Law Reviews, and Encyclopedias

Search shortcuts

Title - TI()
Author - AU()
Jurisdictions - JU()
Prelim - PR()

Search Tip

To retrieve journal and law review articles that mention Roe v. Wade in the title, restrict your search to the title field (ti). Type ti(roe & wade) in the Advanced Search Search text box, select the check box for Journals and Law Reviews, choose either aspecific state or All Journals and Law Reviews from the drop-down list, and click Search.

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